We rarely look past the money and fame when it comes to Hollywood but recent scandals have made people wonder about what really goes on behind the scenes.

Lifestyles of the biggest stars are incredibly complicated, especially when you see what they have to do every day to stay rich and famous. Check out some dark facts and stories about Hollywood that will definitely change your perspective.

3Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Big stars are usually under a lot of pressure because their every move is being monitored. When they live in the spotlight, they will definitely get judged if they change their appearance or gain weight.

They can be pressured into losing weight by fans or even their own managers. Sometimes, celebrities have to resort to some unhealthy methods to stay thin. Stars like Lady Gaga, Naomi Watts, and Demi Lovato have all said that they struggled with bulimia because of the pressure.

2Hollywood Mafia

Hollywood Mafia

Very few people know that Hollywood has a dark past. It’s said that back in the 1950s, a gangster named Mickey Cohen was running the mafia and his crime units were allegedly in charge of all of Hollywood and the movie industry. Cohen liked to dress up in flashy custom suits, owned casinos, and various business and used extortion to get what he wanted from celebrities.

1Celebrities Hire the Paparazzi

Celebrities Hire the Paparazzi

Paparazzi are everywhere in Hollywood, and while it seems like they are something that celebrities just can’t get rid of, the truth might be completely different.

Some celebrities like Kim Kardashian are known for faking their paparazzi photos and even hiring a personal paparazzo to accompany them everywhere and then take staged paparazzi photos. The stars get to see every photo and decide which one they will sell to tabloids and magazines.